Saturday, June 30, 2007

Paris Gay Pride


Today is June 30 and like last year and the year before about 500 000 "gay priders" are going to march from Montparnasse to Bastille between 1:30 pm and 6 pm. This year I won't be able to attend and take tons of photos, since I only return to Paris on Monday. That is why, I decided to cheat and show you a photo I took last Sunday during the San Francisco Gay Pride. Let's face it, apart from some very graphical scenes (I'm talking VERY graphical!) that you would never see here, the SF march is not very different from the one in Paris.
Discuss the Paris Gay Pride and many other Paris related topics in the PDP forum.

26 comments:

  1. M Benaut...you know I love it when you say "crikey"!

    You're right Eric, this could be in Paris or practically anywhere in the world...well, perhaps not Saudi Arabia.

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  2. Gee Eric, with all of the warnings I was expecting much worse. I love the first photo (artistically), but am wondering if that is Buzzgirl with the man in the top hat. Are they allowed to walk around naked like that there? Not sure you'd see THAT in Paris.

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  3. Sorry to leave so many comments today, but saw this advert in the movie theatre last night and this is the perfect post to share it with your readers.

    FREE HUGS campaign

    Go on PDP readers, give somebody a hug today. It will make both of you feel good!

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  4. A clever photograph with all the right colors.

    I hope you have a nice weekend.

    Brookville Daily Photo

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  5. Oh, looks like I only have about an hour before I miss it - I shouldn't have been typing but out shooting! Here goes...

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  6. Reminds me of Mardi Gras! Say, are you sure that isn't Joan Rivers?


    Michael: referring to "Free Hugs Campaign"...Have you noticed that "huggy" people are the ones that smile? Go figure!

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  7. WELL! I don't know the circles in which you move, Michael, but i for one am quite shocked!! he he what a laugh though. I personally enjoyed the chappie holding onto his Pride. It's also interesting to note that often those who choose to display all, really have the smallest ... er... points to ... er... raise.

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  8. Michael

    Thank you for the hug campaign link.

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  9. Tout le monde devrait regarder le lien de Michael "FREE HUGS". Il est vraiment beau.

    You all should check - out Michael's FREE HUGS, it is truly 'Bellissimo'

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  10. Lynn,
    The smallest points may have the grandest memories on the morrow, égal le petit point pouvoir être rappeler.

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  11. Michael:

    HELL NO, that is not me with the naked old man. Jeezus. Yuck.

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  12. LOL Buzzgirl....was only kidding, but...

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  13. By all means do take a look at Michael's link to the free hugs campaign. It's fantastic!
    I'd give you guys a big hug right now if I could!!!

    :-)

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  14. "I'd give you guys a big hug right now if I could!!!"

    You just did, Monica! Merci.

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  15. Just one month before we can give each other a big hug for real Monica ;)

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  16. Eric, just to say that I regret not having been a regular visitor on your blog until now! Shame on me! I will do my best to improve. Now, I "made" the total month.

    I should actually have liked to comment - positively - on a lot of posts, but finally my comments will come only when I can visit one post after the other.

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  17. I know Michael... but can you imagine? *shudder*

    Actually, he wasn't the only man walking around nekkid - um - performing. There are pretty much no holds barred in SF on Pride Day.

    I was wondering if and when any of these photos would surface. Trust me: y'all ain't seen the half of it ;)!

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  18. Eric!!! I hadn't realized it but you're right, one month from now I'll be hitting Paris! Yay!!!!!!!!
    Watch out for my hugs!!!

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  19. Wow - who knew you could walk around with all of your business on display in SFO??? LOL Lynn - those were my thoughts exactly!

    Thanks Michael for the link - I like it a lot!

    Have a safe trip home, Eric!

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  20. heh! What a great picture. I've never visited our gay pride parade. I've been wanting to, just never had the time. Hopefully next year I can get down there. On top of knowing a few great drag queens who would doubtless be performing in the parade, I'm sure it would be a fun time and a wonderful photo opportunity!

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  21. Oh yes, and definately check out the link Michael posted. It's totally worth it. I know if I ever see anyone around with one of those signs they're getting a hug from me!

    *double hugs to all PDPers*

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  22. I do not comment very often but that was very touching Michael.

    Here is a big hug for you and all of the daily photo bloggers who make each day special.

    ~~BIG HUG~~

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  23. Oh, my God, Michael. I added to my favorites. I'm a softy after all, I guess.

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  24. Glad you all liked it. Kinda makes you want to go out and hug someone.

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